(Learfield News Service/Paynesville, MN) A Paynesville couple is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl after a night of drinking.
Fifty-five-year-old Stacy Row and 50-year-old Steven Row are facing a number of criminal sexual conduct charges.
The investigation began after the girl underwent a forensic interview at a child advocacy center in Iowa.
Paynesville police were notified in April that the girl, who was 13-year-old at the time, was touched inappropriately by the couple. Court records show the couple had been drinking and called the girl into the bedroom, forced her to undress, and performed sex acts against her will.
The couple admitted on record they regretted their actions every day and knew it was wrong.